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Listening for Leaks

One technology that can monitor water pipelines accurately, for both leak detection and disturbances related to attempted theft, is distributed acoustic sensing (DAS). This photonic sensing technology essentially turns a fiber optic cable running alongside a water pipeline network into thousands of vibration sensors, able to detect any disturbances along the length of the pipeline….DAS effectively provides an invisible smart barrier along the entire length of a pipeline, which can accurately detect and alarm leaks of different sizes, while providing their position along and around the water pipeline. DAS can detect vibrations caused by water being forced through a pipeline rupture, or by ground displacement associated with small leaks in pipelines that would otherwise remain undetected
Listening for Leaks
WaterWorld April 6, 2022
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